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. ♪ [applause] >> thank you. 50 years ago, they did not take a bus outing to come to washington. there will be those that will miscast this as some great social event. but let us remember 50 years ago some came to washington having rode the back of buses. some came to washington that couldn't stop and buy a cup of coffee until they got across the mason dixon line. some came to washington sleeping in their cars because they couldn't rent a motel room. some came to washington never having had the privilege to vote. some came having seen their friends shed blood. but they came to washington so we could come today in a different time and a different place and we owe them for what we have today. [applause] i met a man not long ago, i tell it often, he says i'm african american but i don't understand all this civil rights marching you're talking about, reverend al. i've accomplished, i've achieved. look at my resume. i went to the best schools. i'm a member of the right clubs. i had the right people read my resume. civil rights didn't write my resume. i looked at his resume. i said, y
one. span, we bring a public affair of events from washington to you. white house readings and conferences. gaveling complete gavel-to- coverage of the house. c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now, you can watch us in hd. >> a look at the unfolding situation in syria and how humanitarian efforts are being carried out. million refugees have left for neighboring countries. from washington journal, this is 20 minutes. host: joining us next is dr. ron waldman, president of doctors of the world usa, joining us to talk about the group's activities among the world with refugees, in particular the syrian refugee camp from which he has recently returned. thank you for being with us. this is a photo in this week's "new york" magazine with an article and a photograph of a camp. it is open two weeks. it is now home to 120,000 people. the population of hartford, conn. you were recently at this camp. it looks like largely a tent city. what was your experience like? guest: a very large encampment of refugees. it is
washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and conferences and offering complete apple to gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry 35 years ago and funded by your local cable and satellite provider. .ow, you can watch us in hd >> turning to serious health -- the u.s. has confirmed it has reached an agreement with the syrian government to allow inspectors to visit the site of an alleged emma: attack a suite near damascus. the date and times still need to be worked out. opposition groups and doctors without borders say more than 300 people were killed. u.s. lawmakers talked about those attacks on the sunday news shows. on fox news sunday, corker and eliot talk more about the issue. i think we will respond in a surgical way and i hope the president, as soon as we get back to washington, will ask for authorization from congress to do something in a very surgical and proportional way, something that gets their attention and causes them to underst
.m. eastern time after "newsmakers." embassy closings were also a topic on today's "washington journal." ee, who follows the state department for the associated press is joining us live on the phone. thanks for being with us. what can you tell us at this hour? guest: there is not much new that we know since thursday or friday when the -- the notice of the embassy closures, and friday when the alert came out. i think right now, we are in kind of a wait and see mode to see what if anything is going to occur today, which is obviously, clearly a day of great concern, but also through the rest of this week, which marks the end of ramadan. and as you just mentioned, the alert expires on the 31st of august. i think right now that everyone is on their very -- on a very heightened sense of security. intel people redoubling their efforts to see if they can get anymore specificity in terms of the threat. unfortunately, in a situation like this, it is kind of just waiting to see what, if anything, happens. host: we should point out this is the start of the workweek week in muslim countries, correct? gu
in the center on education policy at george washington niversity. we did not assign seats. i apologize. what was i thinking? i taught junior high school. i know better than that. sorry. we should have little tikes, right? little nametags. sandra boyd, chief operating officer at the cheese. merrow, education correspondent at pbs -- chief off rating officer at achieve. john merrow, education orrespondent at pbs. and most important, or in -- our most hopeful teacher of the year, mary hawkins jones. i am going to take the prerogative since i have the microphone of asking the first question of all the panelists. as we learned from this poll, most americans have never heard of the common core state standards, and even those that have heard of them, many of them have misperceptions about the standards. we see that there is really only lukewarm support for the standards. my question is, is this a problem, or will it work its way out as the standards are implemented in the newest estimates are used? >> i think jim shelton should take that. >> i think that is only a problem if we don't address the iss
year that are relevant to that topic. reporters to cover all federal agencies in washington. respondents for margin of error of about 7%. i surveyed current and former members of the national association of government communicators. i bet 150 four responses with a margin of error of about 4.3%. 154 responses, with a margin of error about 4.3%. focused on the interview process. i want to talk about preapproval and routing. believe they have a better idea than reporters about who in their agency would be the best person to give an interview on a given topic. three quarters of journalists reported that they had to get approval before they could interview an agency employee. out of 10 reporters say that their requests for interviews were forwarded to pao's. that is the interviewing process. half reporters said that they were prohibited from interviewing altogether. two thirds of the pao said they feel justified in refusing to grant interviews when agency's security is threatened, or when it might reveal damaging information. three fourths of pao's know the journalists try to go
as effective in job as we are going to have to do. watching laws in washington be made is often compared to -- >> the way sausages made, yes. >> sausage is tastier. >> what will it take to get support? >> the path to citizenship is obviously a fundamental element. the rest of it, i think, could be adjusted. in the weeks and hours of discussions we had, compromises are made. that makes certain elements of it, people really having to swallow hard. i know labor did. i know the chamber did. we, now with these months of review of legislation, look at areas that could be adjusted. again i will give you a little straight talk. we do not need 20,000 additional border patrol agents. what we do need is to use technology that has been developed where we can surveilled the border more effectively. today on the arizona-mexico border, it is probably 120 degrees. people did not do well for a long time under those conditions . whereas we could have surveillance capabilities that put 20,000 additional border patrol, and again i voted be it so front of mine would confident we are secure on the border, but
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